EFI File Type

- The quick facts

What are EFI files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an EFI file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is an EFI file?

Files with the .efi extension are most commonly associated with Extensible Firmware Interface files. These files define the interface between platform firmware and a user's operating system. They create the environment for booting the user's operating system and running various pre-boot applications. The .efi file extension is also used for Microsoft Windows 7 files.

How to open EFI files

Important: Different programs may use files with the EFI file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your EFI file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 3 different EFI openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: June 29, 2022

Suggest another file format using extension EFI

While we know of one file format using the .EFI file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .EFI file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of EFI files. Remember, different programs may use EFI files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

EFILiveEFILiveUser submitted
EasyBCDEasyBCDUser submitted
EFILive Scan And TuneEFILive Scan And TuneUser submitted